People from all over the world have come out to condemn the Dove World Outreach Center over their plans to burn Korans on September 11th, and now, Rackspace, the popular webhost, has officially pulled the plug from the Dove World Outreach Center’s website.
“This is not a constitutional issue. This is a contract issue,” said Rackspace spokesman Dan Goodgame.
According to CNN, Goodgame said that The Dove World Outreach Center violated Rackspace’s “hate-speech provision under its acceptable-use policy.”
It appears that the “Islam is the Devil” website has also been removed.
Here is the statement from Rackspace.
“In response to a complaint, Rackspace has shut down the websites of the Dove World Outreach Center, a small 50-member church which has received national and international criticism for a planned book burning of the Quran on the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. The center ‘violated the hate-speech provision of our acceptable-use policy.”
Terry Jones, the pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center says that Rackspace is violating his freedom of speech, but says that it will have no impact on stopping the church from burning the Koran.
“This is not going to affect the event going forward,” Jones said.
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This is not the first time any religious books have been burnt. In 2008, fanatic Jews from Or-Yehuda – a city near Tel Aviv – forcibly gathered Bibles form Christians and Messianic Jews and burnt them in a bonfire. But nothing happened. No one from the Christian world protested or condemned this act. I understand that the Muslims do not consider any translations of the Koran or even copies of it printed in Arabic as their Holy Book at all. So what the heck? Let this moron who calls himself a pastor burn these printed material he considers religious books. All this moron wanted was attention – and the stupid media gave it to him. Now this tiny den that calls itself a church with less than 50 morons in its congregation will probably attract 50 more red-neck morons – and this idiot pastor will have a little more contributions in his till. This moron should have been just ignored. After all, morons come in different shapes, sizes, colors – and with funny mustaches too. Remember the guy from Germany during the second world war – the one with the silly toothbrush mustache?
@ProudAmerican - Right on target! These bunch of quislings haven't a clue. My close friend from the Middle East (non-Muslim) has read me chapters in Aramaic on long trips. It will blow your mind. Per their core beliefs, it is impossible for a Muslim to be an American. Now they are attempting to conquer from within. Wake up you blind sheep, or your grandchildren will be wearing bed sheets to school....
There was no "hate" speech at all on the Dove World Outreach website before Rackspace pulled it. Politically incorrect, yes. Difference from popular opinion? Of course!
All Rackspace did is take away my ability to see for myself what Dove's message is about the book burning. I saw the web site before Rackspace took it offline. There is a lot of media spin.
CS little Rackspace. You canceled their website because you were afraid of either some muslim backlash against you or you were pressured by your own government. Has America become a land of Millies, weaklings, and politicly correct wimps. Americans used to stand up for themselves, not bow down to the rest of the world. We're either going to have to fight them to save our country or just give in to them and become a muslim country. Look at France, England, and all of Northern Africa. They didn't fight back. You're all a bunch of weenies. Why don't you take the bus to Namby Pamby land and see if you can find some backbone. Stand up for yourselves and your country....
Rackspace today cancelled the Dove Worship centers website stating they violated thier hate policy. They never said they wanted to harm anyone or hated them in any way. They said they believe thier teaching of hate is from the devil and they never sais the infidels must die, did they? They dont train thier children to be terrorist or suicide bombers, do they? The Jews and Christians lay down thier arms today they are dead. The muslims lay down thier arms there is peace. I will be calling rackspace.comseveral times on thier 800 number to let them know I am diappointed and do not agree with thier decision. We don't cut peoples heads off and put it on tv because they don't believe what we believe. Call rackspace email them and chat live with thier agents and let them know what you think. Defend your constitution before the government takes it away.
Rackspace - what a bunch of D-bags! Censoring this man and violating his right to free speech. What are you, Muslim?
Obama-Clinton “islamization of America” policy threats US security and even existence. Just for less that 2 years, they converted US in islamic landfill. This is clear treason that they must be legally accountable for.
i don't care if it impedes his freedom of speech or not. he is putting americans around the world in danger. what about all of our troops? what about our citizens who are working in muslim areas. this pastor is an imbecile and a bigot. he thinks he is being "American" but it's actually having the opposite effect and turning more people against us. good job buddy, way to go. maybe it works for you in your little tin can church in gainesville but it's not very patriotic to put other americans at risk because of your words and actions.
Freedom of speech is one thing, but when some lunatic plans to perform an act that could have dire consequences for our military personnel, it's time that people say enough is enough. I for one am thrilled that Rackspace made the decision they did to eliminate this idiot's website. What is he thinking? I cannot believe that one rabid minister decided on this plan. He definitely is fanning the flames of hatred. Not acceptable!
This is Bullshit. It's not hate speech at all. Muslims can burn the American flag and the bible but how dare we do it to the Quoran. It's only fair. If the muslims aren't so backward and thin skin then this world would be a lot better off.
Yeah Vincent, I'm sure they are just all moving here as part of a huge network of spies sent to overthrow the U.S. core of beliefs and destabilize our government. Minus the fact that our core beliefs are placed within the constitution which can't be overthrown by individuals who just don't like it and a very public system of checks and balances, alongside bureaucratic red tape are all in place to stop such acts. Don't confuse fanatical islamist radicals with the Muslim belief system. There is a big difference between those beliefs in faith. It would be like saying the group at WACO represent all Christian beliefs, because if you recall, they were attempting to dislodge our government and were of the Christian belief system. It's sad this type of disconnect is occurring in America. Next you are going to tell me my Jewish family is trying to take over the banks and ruin our country...it's very WWII of you.
The TOS doesn't just call for "hate" speech, it also includes acts that could endanger others. The Petraeus statements probably helped in their decision (just my opinion).
ProudAmerican, it's not about "Muslim" backlash, this isn't the first hate filled site Rackspace has cancelled, it's very clearly stated in their TOS that they will not tolerate hate based sites. Your statement to "fight them" is just ignorant and against everything the United States of America was built on. Freedom of religion is the foundation of what our country was built on, the moment our country "fights them" as in any religion, we are destroying the foundations for which we were built. Also, Muslim's are NOT the problem, radical islamists are. If you want to take that approach we have to kill all Jews, Christians and various other because now and at various times through history they have all spawned some type of radical view of their teachings. Look to the crusades, look to the fighting in the middle east, in every part of the world at one time or another their have been uprisings by these groups and even non-radical christianity has caused deaths to many people. I say all of this from an Agnostic standpoint. This isn't a religious problem, it's a HATE problem.
The TOS states that any actions that breed issues of violence (in different words but that's the gist) will be removed. There have already been many threats from the churches actions to American's traveling overseas. Stop with the "Constitution" remarks, learn your law, a company removing the voice of a customer is not in violation of constitutional law, especially when a TOS is agreed upon for service rendered.
Learn about the constitution before you babble about nothing, the constitution only forbids the restriction of speech by the government. The Rackspace terms of service, which the church agreed to when they signed up stated they could not use the sites servers to engage the the type of activities they chose. In the meantime, Rackspace is hands down the best web host company available.
Give me a break, the Muslim faith is growing rapidly and will soon overtake Catholicism as the number one practiced religion in the world, this has nothing to do with Democrats or Republicans, but the personal beliefs of millions. Your comment is nothing more than election time rhetoric and not even good rhetoric at that.
It wasn't meant to be entertaining Eric, so I guess that's a good thing ;) We believe in full disclosure here at Indyposted, sorry if making sure our readers know about any disclosures we feel necessary is amusing to you.
Oh that's rich! How about this, raised Catholic / Christian, how about Christianity is a "fear based, terror religion". IE: Follow or burn in hell. You're a moron just like Terry Jones!
the web co is not violating his freedom of speech. they are withdrawing service for him violating their terms of agreement - that being promoting hatred. He is still free to spout his toxicity to whomever will listen.
Dude, Rackspace is a privately held company. There are NO freedom of speach issues here. Only the government can take away your freedom of speach. Rackspace is NOT the government. You and you moron pastor should learn how the Constitution works.
Freedom of speech is a constitutional protection we receive that says the government cannot infringe on our free speech. There is no constitutional protection that says private businesses have to air your speech.
Oh Majorcut. Just because 'they' do it (and let's not forget, we're talking about extremists here, not Muslims in general), doesn't mean that it's acceptable. Are you suggesting you want to behave no better than an Islamic extremist?
The constitution gives individuals freedom of speech, it says absolutely nothing about forcing companies to support that speech. Rackspace is well within their own rights to not allow the website to exist, especially since it could be dangerous for their systems to support such plans.